PRINCETON, Ind. Lucian B. Hyatt, age 89, of Princeton, died peacefully in his sleep on Monday July 13, 2009, at the River Oaks Health Campus in Princeton. Lucian was a lifelong farmer in Gibson County. He liked antique tractors, and was a member of the Antique Machinery Association. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed animals. He attended the Mt. Tabor General Baptist Church.

He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was born on April 1, 1920, in Griffin, Ind., to Sidney and Lillie (Gard) Hyatt. He moved to Princeton in 1952 from Poseyville, Ind.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Frances (Kern) Hyatt; three daughters, Sandra (Steve) Nixon, Princeton, Carol Slinker, Franklin, Ky., and Sue Ellen (Kenny) Muncy, Patoka, Ind.; a brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Nellie Hyatt, Patoka; and a sister-in-law, Argiree Hyatt, Haubstadt; four grandchildren, Jill Debord, Brian (Michele) Debord, Jason (Jamie) Slinker and Hallie Muncy; three great-grandchildren, Zachary and Ava Debord and Riley Slinker; special friends, Mike and Sandy Slinker, Princeton; a cousin, Verna Jean Gardner, Poseyville; and several nieces and a nephew.

Lucian was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Jack Hyatt and a sister and brother-in-law, Vera and Robert Simpson.

A service of resurrection will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 17, 2009, at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Pastor Wayne Rowland and Rev. Craig Duke officiating. Burial will follow in the Columbia " White" Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.